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Forum topic by buckbuster31 posted 11-28-2017 08:34 PM 618 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2017 08:34 PM

can someone recommend one. not really interested in one I have to restore. I would like to stay in 100 dollar range.

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 08:40 PM

Well, if you aren’t interested in restoring one, does that mean you don’t want to do too much fine tuning either? The WoodRiver blocks are in that range, but everything I’ve read indicates they need a fair-to-middling amount of lapping to flattern out prior to use.

Might I suggest you check out Don W.’s site here:

I bought my first plane from him (a 60 1/2), and have bought another since. He ships quickly, advertises the planes honestly, prices fairly, and is a member here.

Oh, and I didn’t need to tune up either of the planes I bought from him at all, and I’ve been using them both for a few months now.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 08:47 PM

^ Ditto to all Dustin said.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 09:00 PM

You want a low angle, not std angle block. While many will poo-poo them, I have a modern era Stanley 12-960 that works great. It did require flattening and tuning, but not restoration. ~$35. The Veritas Apron plane with PM-V11 iron is $99. Doesn’t have an adjustable mouth. Just sharpen the blade and go.

Something from Don W is a safe wager.

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#4 posted 11-28-2017 10:14 PM

Get the LN 102, as your skills improve buy what you need, The 102 will be part of your estate when you are gone.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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